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Hmm... perhaps there shouldn't be any wiki links on this page... Linking to the Copyright Act might not be a good idea... especially considering the nature of the site. Granted the REAL copyright act covers this, but the one that's written here is... slightly different.

My brain hurts. --Savethemooses 23:21, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)

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The Fair Use Clause, Section 107 of the Copyright Act, allows the use of copyrighted material for purposes such as teaching but more importantly for purposes such as satire and parody. Therefore, almost anything we place is under protection.
Um, sorry, but no. See [1], which mentions Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. v. Penguin Books USA, Inc. and Steinberg v. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.. Both deal with cases that were satires, not parodies; satires (which mock society at large, rather than a specific work) are not protected under fair use. As Steinberg says, "the copyrighted work must be 'at least in part an object of the parody' . . . Defendants' variation on the visual joke of plaintiff's illustration does not, without an element of humor aimed at some aspect of the illustration itself, render it a parody and therefore a fair use of plaintiff's work". A large percentage of Uncyclopedia's images are not fair use.

Due to OCILLA, of course, you don't have to care. But I'm just saying. —Simetrical (talk • contribs) 21:50, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

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